Hi Jeremy, and welcome to GameDev.Net!
It sounds like "Game Design" would probably be the best forum for your questions, but one of our moderators will move any topics they feel belong elsewhere.
Thank you. Already typing a post there, glad to know it's in the right place.
I'm having difficulty deciding what kind of thread to do next. Specifically, should it be a gameplay mechanics thread, or a setting thread? I think the former is more likely to be productive, but the latter I haven't done yet and I might want to try it. It'll take me some time to decide on my own, but I'll take recommendations.